Sunday, December 19, 2021

12 Classical Composers I Have Listened to Over and Over Again

 From My Albums/CDs/iTunes/Spotify

                                                           Antonio Vivaldi

Johann Sebastian Bach

George Frideric Handel

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Felix Mendelssohn

Frederic Chopin

Johannes Brahms

Antonin Dvorak

Gustav Mahler

Erik Satie

Aaron Copland

A Sample

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Violin Concertos 1 & 2; Fugue in G Minor; Goldberg Variations, Symphony in D Major, BWV 1045; Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 

Handel: Water Music Suite

Mozart: Serenade for Winds, K.361; Serenade in G, K.525; Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K.467; Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622; Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K.385; Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K.551

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27; Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13; Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68; Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92; Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90

Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major

Satie: Trois Gymnopédies; Trois Gnossiennes

Copland: Appalachian Spring, El Salón México, Fanfare for the Common Man

I also love Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Concerto De Aranjuez by Rodrigo; Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 by Ottorino Respighi; Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber; Gayanne Suite No. 3: IV. Gayanne’s Adagio by Aram Khachaturian; Scheherazade, Op. 35: III by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Urbain FauréThe Hours by Philip Glass; Lullabying by John Barry…

And orchestra arrangements for films by Leonard Bernstein, Elmer Bernstein, John Williams, James Horner, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Maurice Jarre, Alexandre Desplat…!


1 comment:

  1. Interesting choices!
    My list: I love opera and classical orchestral music
    Giuseppe Verdi
    Giacomo Puccini
    Hector Berlioz
    Vincenzo Bellini
    Gaetano Donizetti
    Gioachino Rossini
    Pietro Mascagni
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Frederic Chopin
    Georges Bizet
    Gabriel Faure
    Richard Strauss